Wednesday, September 30, 2009

poem du jour

Doesn't this picture
Tell a sad story? -- Baby
Blue eyes and red spots

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

poem du jour

Poor baby is worse
Today than yesterday and
Again tomorrow

Monday, September 28, 2009

poem du jour

Pox of the chicken
Cover my son, from his head
To under diaper

Sunday, September 27, 2009

poem du jour

Are you ever not
In the mood to create or
Write? -- What do you do?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

poem du jour

When you don't feel well, little things can be a big deal...

Lazy Saturday
I vacuumed and changed the bed --
What accomplishments!

Friday, September 25, 2009

poem du jour

New shoes for baby
Next step is learning to walk --
Fun day-- Mommy's sick

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Poem du jour

I'm pretty sure that working in the nursery on Sunday caused me to feel a bit wonky on Wednesday. Now I just have to make sure I don't share anything terrible with my son.

Avoided people
Today because of sore throat.
Wish everyone would.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

poem du jour

Purple clouds all day
Should have heralded rain storms
But not a drop fell

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

poem du jour

This is what Thomas thinks:

Vanilla ice cream
Is the perfect ending to
Partly cloudy day

Monday, September 21, 2009

poem du jour

Poem for Sunday:

Sunday was not a
Fun day, but we survived and
Now it is Monday

Poem for Monday:

A ten-minute job
At the car dealership can
Last for four long hours

Saturday, September 19, 2009

poem du jour


Apple- banana-
Strawberry juice makes sticky
Mess on kitchen floor


Little boy climbs mound
Of Daddy-filled blankets and
Squeals out his delight

Thursday, September 17, 2009

poem du jour

It's amazing how much the landscape of your house can change when there is a little one crawling around.

Purple elephant
In living room -- Either I
Drink or I'm a mom

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

poem du jour

Two poems today. One for yesterday:

Daddy called the house
The baby glares at the phone
Hits it, wails -- Long night!

And one for today:

Nothing makes me laugh
Faster than a baby's laugh --
A shiver of stars.

Monday, September 14, 2009

poem du jour

Today's short poem:

Helpful me: irons
Ungraceful me: burns my thumb --
Won't do that again!

poem du jour


In air seven hours;
California, seven days.
Hope they pass quickly


Chloe the cat sits
Centered on the bathroom floor
And howls like the wind

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Shorter poetry this week

Here are the poems for Thursday:

Sophie's doctor said
Yesterday -- Her knee's better --
Don't hurt it again!

And for Friday:

Thursday's nixed landing
Makes weekend plans uncertain --
Unstable weather!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

poem du jour

Our computer is sick, so I probably won't be posting until it's mended.

Yesterday's poem:

California fires
Menace the state, but, so far,
Relatives are safe


Computer is down --
Jeff called his brother to try
To cheer it up soon

Monday, September 7, 2009

Shorter poetry this week

I just love the exersaucer for our baby -- unfortunately, he's on the last setting and he's running out of leg room.

Bouncing bouncy boy –
How will we manage when he
Outgrows his saucer?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Shorter poetry this week

Our cat Chloe looks an awful lot like an African wildcat. Sometimes she acts an awful lot like an African wildcat.

The dog nipped the cat
Cat was scared and jumped and sprayed –
Had to change my dress

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Shorter poetry this week

Sometimes a poem is a message.

Mom said she could make
Halloween and Christmas treats
If you would like them

Friday, September 4, 2009

Shorter poetry this week

Another short one today:

The little boy knows
That Daddy’s home, so he screams
Instead of napping

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Shorter poetry this week

Here is the poem for today:

Little boys have a switch:
One minute laughing and then
The switch flips – Goodnight!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shorter poetry this week

All was forgiven...

Husband came home late –
Later than I expected –
But he brought dinner

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Shorter poetry this week

Another short poem today:

Sunny morning turned
Stormy, stormy afternoon –
Baby stuck inside